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How did your mentor gain their experience/ expertise?
- Over the years, my mentor has gained her experience through the years of toil and trouble of being on a gluten free diet. With years of practice, you tend to uncover a few secrets or in this case, recipes of great quality, and my mentor has done such. This collection of recipes, experience in the culinary arts, and ability to make substitutes in non-gluten-free recipes allows for an easy, but highly educational interaction during our meetings.
What were those experiences like for your mentor?
- When my mentor first went gluten-free, it took a toll on multiple things in her life, taste, texture, cost, and current ingredients were all immediately changed, forcing her to adapt. As the cost rose and the taste got worse, she improvised and went on a year long journey to find what she could use and eat in her life to bring it closer to the level it was once at. After 9 month of trying different bread brands, she finally found one that tasted like something other than a brick, and from that point on, she collected these brands, recipes and flours until she had the amount and variety of supplies today which can fulfill nearly any gluten free recipe I can find.
What wisdom have you gained from your mentor so far?
- I have learned how to make a flour mix, use a variety of cookware, the qualities of various ingredients, recipes, and the places where I can get the best GF ingredients.
What have you learned so far, in terms of facilitation strategies, that might contribute to your own development as a mentor?
- Throughout our last few meetings, I have learned how to organize and label my food for maximum ease of access to ingredients and tools, activate yeast and allow it to expand to a desired point, substitute gluten ingredients, change the thickness of a batter, and how to remove a yolk from an egg. All these things I have learned in a mere 3 weeks. To think that I would be able to learn that much in such a small amount of time